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Wendy the Whitebark Pine
Author: Darcee O'Hearn
Format: Paperback

Spending time in a Whitebark pine forest when cones are present can be a magical experience when the shrill of the nutcracker can be heard from the canopy and what can best be described as demented in form watching numerous squirrels and chipmunks racing from tree to tree trying to secure what food they can before winter. Sadly without human intervention this experience will be enjoyed by few people as the whitebark pine numbers continue to decline due to white pine blister rust, mountain pine beetle, fire suppression, and global climate change. The remote habitat of this species which live high in the mountains, limits the number of people that know about this issue thus we need books like Wendy the Whitebark Pine to shed some light on it’s plight.

The true story of whitebark pine is not far off of that portrayed in Wendy the Whitebark Pine. In this book, a seemingly odd assemblage of creatures is unified in their quest for whitebark pine seeds to see them through the winter. Although this group seems like it would only come together in a children’s book, in nature, they do rely on one another when whiterbark pine is involved. Clark’s nutcrackers collect and hide whitebark pine seeds, being responsible for planting nearly all whitebark pine trees; red squirrels climb the trees and collect cones to eat over winter; and grizzly bears often find where the squirrel has hidden its cones and eats what it can to quickly fatten up before winter. Regrettably, the plight difficulty faced by the trio in this book is all too real as whitebark pine numbers fall and the highly sought after cones become scarce leading wildlife to search harder for this precious resource. Thankfully there are solutions as Wendy the Whitebark and Nelly the nutcracker describe in the book; however we must act now before natural relationships are broken. This book serves to educate readers on the interconnectedness of nature, the all too common declines of species, and that solutions are possible if we work at them.

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The Legends Of The Forest book series is designed for educators, home schoolers and service clubs such as Scouts and Girl Guides. The Fun Facts and Tree Identification sections found in the back of the book compliment any educator’s library and fit into the school curriculum. Also included are science projects which are great for teachers to share with their class. There is a wonderful craft section which includes Fairy Gall Bowls, Twig Crayons and a delicious recipe for Pin-e-Oregano Cheese Melts . These books make a wonderful bedtime story. Children are engaged by the visually appealing illustrations and will have fun trying to find all the hidden acorns on each page. Each book is written to connect kids with nature by giving trees personalities and having them play and active role in the forest.

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56 pages | 5.51" x 8.50"

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$16.95

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Des Montagnes à la mer: Complete Set
Content Territory: Kwakwaka'wakw
Format: Paperback
All 3 titles in the series, Des Montagnes à la mer.

Maternelle- Nous habitons ici

1ère année- Des Montagnes à la mer: Nous partageons les saisons

2ème année- Des Montagnes à la mer: Nous sommes une communaute

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$89.85

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From the Mountains to the Sea: Complete Set
Content Territory: Kwakwaka'wakw
Format: Paperback
All 3 titles in the From the Mountains to the Sea series.

Kindergarten: We Live Here
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Grade 1: We Share the Seasons
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Grade 2: We Are a Community
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Also available, each book has its own bundle of items in our Bundles section.

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Book dimensions: 10" x 14"
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Strong Stories Coast Salish, Kanyen’keha:ka and Tlingit: Single Set of Each
Format: Paperback
This complete bundle features one copy each of the three Strong Stories sets: Coast Salish, Kanyen’keha:ka and Tlingit.

Coast Salish Strong Stories written by Celestine Aleck include the following:

Granny and I Get Traditional Names
Mom, How Do You Make Smoked Fish?
Why Ravens and Wolves Hunt Together
Taking Care of Our Mother Earth
The Cedar Tree: The Heart of Our People
The Great Blanket of Moss
The Great Trade
The Sun and the Moon

Kanyen’keha:ka Strong Stories written by Michelle Corneau include the following:

Big Bear
Kanyen’kehà:ka Clans
Creation Story Sky Woman
The Thanksgiving Address
The Game
The Three Sisters
The Woodpecker
Two Row Wampum

Tlingit Strong Stories written by Bill Helin include the following:

Gift of the Salmon
Hong Kong Story Totems
Making a Canoe
Making a Drum
Raven Returns the Daylight
Spirit Bear
Tlingit Fishing
Tlingit Storytellers

24 books in total

Reading levels span end grade 2, grade 3 and beginning grade 4.
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$204.00

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Strong Stories Tlingit: Reading Bundle
Content Territory: Tlingit
Format: Paperback
Bundle includes all 8 titles, 6 of each, in the Strong Stories Tlingit series.

48 books total.

Tlingit Strong Stories written by Bill Helin include the following:

Gift of the Salmon
Hong Kong Story Totems
Making a Canoe
Making a Drum
Raven Returns the Daylight
Spirit Bear
Tlingit Fishing
Tlingit Storytellers
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$408.00

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Strong Stories Kanyen’keha:ka: Reading Bundle
Content Territory: Kanyen'kehà:ka (Mohawk)
Format: Paperback
Bundle includes all 8 titles, 6 of each, in the Strong Stories Kanyen'kehà:ka series.

48 books total.

Kanyen’keha:ka Strong Stories written by Michelle Corneau include the following:

Big Bear
Kanyen’kehà:ka Clans
Creation Story Sky Woman
The Thanksgiving Address
The Game
The Three Sisters
The Woodpecker
Two Row Wampum
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$408.00

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Strong Stories Coast Salish: Reading Bundle
Content Territory: Coast Salish
Format: Paperback
Bundle includes all 8 titles, 6 of each, in the Strong Stories Coast Salish series.

48 books total.

Coast Salish Strong Stories written by Celestine Aleck include the following:

Granny and I Get Traditional Names
Mom, How Do You Make Smoked Fish?
Why Ravens and Wolves Hunt Together
Taking Care of Our Mother Earth
The Cedar Tree: The Heart of Our People
The Great Blanket of Moss
The Great Trade
The Sun and the Moon
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Strong Stories Kanyen’keha:ka: Two Row Wampum 6-Pack
Content Territory: Kanyen'kehà:ka (Mohawk)
Format: Paperback
Wampum Belts record and remind us of important events and agreements through patterns and colours. Each belt tells its own story. This Kanyen'kehà:ka (Gan-yeh-ga-ha-ga) story is about the Two Row Wampum. The Kanyen'kehà:ka is one of Six Nations that together are the Haudenosaunee.

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This is a 6-Pack Bundle, which contains 6 copies of Two Row Wampum.
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$51.00

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Strong Stories Kanyen’keha:ka: The Woodpecker 6-Pack
Content Territory: Kanyen'kehà:ka (Mohawk)
Format: Paperback
While an old woman is making cornbread, a stranger knocks on her door. The stranger is an old man who is tired and hungry. She lies and says she does not have much to give. This Kanyen'kehà:ka (Gan-yeh-ga-ha-ga) story is about why we ought to be generous and not greedy. The Kanyen'kehà:ka is one of Six Nations that together are the Haudenosaunee.

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This is a 6-Pack Bundle, which contains 6 copies of The Woodpecker.
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$51.00

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Strong Stories Kanyen’keha:ka: The Three Sisters 6-Pack
Content Territory: Kanyen'kehà:ka (Mohawk)
Format: Paperback
A long time ago, the land was very dry and no plants could grow. The people had become very hungry. The Creator heard the people and made three plants - Corn, Beans and Squash. This Kanyen'kehà:ka (Gan-yeh-ga-ha-ga) story is about how the Three Sisters saved the people then, and are still feeding people today! The Kanyen'kehà:ka is one of Six Nations that together are the Haudenosaunee.

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This is a 6-Pack Bundle, which contains 6 copies of The Three Sisters.
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$51.00

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Strong Stories Kanyen’keha:ka: The Thanksgiving Address 6-Pack
Content Territory: Kanyen'kehà:ka (Mohawk)
Format: Paperback
The Kanyen'kehà:ka (Gan-yeh-ga-ha-ga) open all important meetings and gatherings with the Thanksgiving Address. This speech is about being thankful to everything around us for giving us the gifts we need to live and the importance of peace. This is a short version of the Thanksgiving Address. The Kanyen'kehà:ka is one of Six Nations that together are the Haudenosaunee.

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This is a 6-Pack Bundle, which contains 6 copies of The Thanksgiving Address.
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$51.00

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Strong Stories Kanyen’keha:ka: The Game 6-Pack
Content Territory: Kanyen'kehà:ka (Mohawk)
Format: Paperback
The animals and the birds are getting ready for a game of lacrosse. Bat would love to play but neither team wants him because he is different than them. This Kanyen'kehà:ka (Gan-yeh-ga-ha-ga) story is about how we all have a special talent that we must respect in others. The book also includes information about lacrosse. The Kanyen'kehà:ka is one of Six Nations that together are the Haudenosaunee.

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This is a 6-Pack Bundle, which contains 6 copies of The Game.
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$51.00

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Strong Stories Kanyen’keha:ka: Kanyen’kehà:ka Clans 6-Pack
Content Territory: Kanyen'kehà:ka (Mohawk)
Format: Paperback
The Kanyen’kehà:ka (Gan-yeh-ga-ha-ga) people each belong to a clan. A clan is like a large family. There are nine clans, each one named after an animal or bird. This Kanyen'kehà:ka story is about connecting and belonging to your family and the world around us. The Kanyen'kehà:ka is one of Six Nations that together are the Haudenosaunee.

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This is a 6-Pack Bundle, which contains 6 copies of Kanyen’kehà:ka Clans.
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$51.00

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Strong Stories Kanyen’keha:ka: Creation Story Sky Woman 6-Pack
Content Territory: Kanyen'kehà:ka (Mohawk)
Format: Paperback
A long time ago, the world was just water - there was no land! Then a curious woman fell from the sky world and with the help of the birds and animals created a land to live on. This Kanyen'kehà:ka (Gan-yeh-ga-ha-ga) story is about the origin of the land where we live today. The Kanyen'kehà:ka is one of Six Nations that together are the Haudenosaunee.

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This is a 6-Pack Bundle, which contains 6 copies of Creation Story Sky Woman.
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$51.00

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Strong Stories Kanyen’keha:ka: Big Bear 6-Pack
Content Territory: Kanyen'kehà:ka (Mohawk)
Format: Paperback
Through the seasons, the stars move across the night sky. One set of stars tells the story of seven hunters chasing a big bear. Follow the stars through each season to discover the story. This Kanyen'kehà:ka (Gan-yeh-ga-ha-ga) story is about not giving up on your goals. The Kanyen'kehà:ka is one of Six Nations that together are the Haudenosaunee.

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This is a 6-Pack Bundle, which contains 6 copies of Big Bear.
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$51.00

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Strong Stories Tlingit: Tlingit Storytellers 6-Pack
Content Territory: Tlingit
Format: Paperback
In this book, Bill Helin explains the importance of stories and storytellers to the culture and history of the Tlingit people. Often using animals of the forest and ocean as characters, the storytellers wove teachings of survival, respect and family life into the fabric of their stories.

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This is a 6-Pack Bundle, which contains 6 copies of Tlingit Storytellers.
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$51.00

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Strong Stories Tlingit: Tlingit Fishing 6-Pack
Content Territory: Tlingit
Format: Paperback
Bill Helin grew up in a family of fisherman. In this book he describes some of the traditional Tlingit fishing tools and methods. Herring, salmon, halibut, cod, red snapper and oolichan are some of the fish that are described in this book and that Bill’s family is thankful for.


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This is a 6-Pack Bundle, which contains 6 copies of Tlingit Fishing.
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$51.00

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Strong Stories Tlingit: Spirit Bear 6-Pack
Content Territory: Tlingit
Format: Paperback
One spring day the forest animals gathered with Mother Bear to meet her two new cubs. As they emerged from the den, Raven gifted a sacred white feather (a symbol of peace and harmony) to one of them. This beautifully illustrated story of a little spirit bear is written in lyrical text and will appeal to readers of all ages.


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This is a 6-Pack Bundle, which contains 6 copies of Spirit Bear.
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$51.00

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Strong Stories Tlingit: Raven Returns the Daylight 6-Pack
In this beautifully illustrated chapter book, Bill Helin tells the story of how Raven freed the sun, moon and stars. The Chief of Darkness had thought he was clever to keep them all hidden away. Discover how Raven shows how clever he can be as he transforms himself to return daylight to the world.


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This is a 6-Pack Bundle, which contains 6 copies of Raven Returns the Daylight.
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$51.00

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Strong Stories Tlingit: Making a Drum 6-Pack
Content Territory: Tlingit
Format: Paperback
In this book, Bill Helin explains the importance of songs and drumming to the culture and history of the Tlingit people. He also describes the process that he went through to make his first drum. An illustrated series of directions and a supply list will give the reader a clear understanding of the drum maker’s craft.

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This is a 6-Pack Bundle, which contains 6 copies of Making a Drum.
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$51.00

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Strong Stories Tlingit: Making a Canoe 6-Pack
Content Territory: Tlingit
Format: Paperback
Bill Helin is a Tlingit artist, carver and storyteller. In this book, he describes the step-by-step process of making his first cedar dugout canoe. From searching for the right tree in the forest to paddling the finished canoe for the first time, each step is clearly described and illustrated.

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This is a 6-Pack Bundle, which contains 6 copies of Making a Canoe.
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$51.00

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Strong Stories Tlingit: Hong Kong Story Totems 6-Pack
Content Territory: Tlingit
Format: Paperback
In 2012, Bill Helin traveled to Hong Kong to work with a school to carve two totem poles. One pole is about the Chinese culture and the other reflects his Tlingit culture. This book describes the poles and the process of carving them over a period of three months.


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This is a 6-Pack Bundle, which contains 6 copies of Hong Kong Story Totems.
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$51.00

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Strong Stories Tlingit: Gift of the Salmon 6-Pack
Content Territory: Tlingit
Format: Paperback
As Raven flew over the forest, some of the salmonberries that he was carrying in his beak fell into the river. The berries washed out into the ocean where,
“They grew and they grew until each sprouted a tail. Then two eyes and a mouth, both male and female.”
Bill Helin’s lyrical text and engaging illustrations will delight readers of all ages with this story about the origin of the salmon and its food chain and life cycle.


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This is a 6-Pack Bundle, which contains 6 copies of Gift of the Salmon.
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$51.00

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Strong Stories Coast Salish: Why Ravens and Wolves Hunt Together 6-Pack
Content Territory: Coast Salish
Format: Paperback
In this Coast Salish story, a wolf pup is transformed into a raven so that he can help his mother hunt during the long winter months. When the time of hardship is over, the Creator agrees to make the transformation permanent. To this day, you can hear the wolf family calling out to say goodnight to the raven who watches over them.

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This is a 6-Pack Bundle, which contains 6 copies of Why Ravens and Wolves Hunt Together.
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$51.00

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Strong Stories Coast Salish: The Sun and the Moon 6-Pack
Content Territory: Coast Salish
Format: Paperback
In this Coast Salish story, to help make their children happy, the sun and the moon make the difficult choice to part from each other. The Creator allows them to visit only at the time of an eclipse and at sunrise and sunset. The great love between the sun and the moon can be seen in the beauty of those times.

This is a 6-Pack Bundle, which contains 6 copies of The Sun and the Moon.
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$51.00

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Strong Stories Coast Salish: The Great Trade 6-Pack
Content Territory: Coast Salish
Format: Paperback
In this Coast Salish story, how Bald Eagles got their name, how Geese got their long necks and how Hummingbirds got their colourful feather coats are all told. Something is traded, something is transformed and something is taken to make this little chapter book come alive.

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This is a 6-Pack Bundle, which contains 6 copies of The Great Trade.
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$51.00

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Strong Stories Coast Salish: The Great Blanket of Moss 6-Pack
Content Territory: Coast Salish
Format: Paperback
In this Coast Salish story, to make up for her children’s rudeness to Snow, Mother Tree gives up her life as a tree and transforms into a great blanket of moss. The moss blanket protects the younger trees from Snow’s anger. Respect for the wisdom of the elders is a theme woven throughout this delightful story that will appeal to readers of all ages.

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This is a 6-Pack Bundle, which contains 6 copies of The Great Blanket of Moss.
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$51.00

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Strong Stories Coast Salish: The Cedar Tree: The Heart of Our People 6-Pack
Content Territory: Coast Salish
Format: Paperback
In this Coast Salish story, learn about the importance of the cedar tree to the culture and history of the Coast Salish people. Descriptions of items made from the wood and bark of this special tree are included. Also explained in the story is the protocol for harvesting cedar bark.

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This is a 6-Pack Bundle, which contains 6 copies of The Cedar Tree: The Heart of Our People.
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$51.00

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Strong Stories Coast Salish: Taking Care of Our Mother Earth 6-Pack
Content Territory: Coast Salish
Format: Paperback
In this Coast Salish story, it is explained how each family played a traditional role in taking care of our Mother Earth. From controlled burning to ethical hunting and fishing practices, the Coast Salish people were, and still are, taught by their elders to respect Mother Earth.

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This is a 6-Pack Bundle, which contains 6 copies of Taking Care of Our Mother Earth.
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$51.00

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Strong Stories Coast Salish: Mom, How Do You Make Smoked Fish? 6-Pack
Content Territory: Coast Salish
Format: Paperback
In this Coast Salish story, step-by-step instructions for gathering wood and catching, filleting and then smoking fish are given. The text and illustrations support the reader’s understanding of the process and emphasize the respect shown by the Coast Salish people for the circle of life.

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This is a 6-Pack Bundle, which contains 6 copies of Mom, How Do You Make Smoked Fish?.
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$51.00

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Strong Stories Coast Salish: Granny and I Get Traditional Names 6-Pack
Content Territory: Coast Salish
Format: Paperback
In this Coast Salish story, told in the voice of a young girl, she describes how she and her Granny get ready for their naming ceremony. When the special day arrives, the Longhouse fills with people who will witness and celebrate the sharing of their traditional names.

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This is a 6-Pack Bundle, which contains 6 copies of Granny and I Get Traditional Names.
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$51.00

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Tipiskawi Kisik: Night Sky Star Stories
Author: Wilfred Buck
Content Territory: Cree, Ininew
Format: Paperback

Like the night sky above, Tipiskawi Kisik holds a myriad of tales rooted in an Ininew (Cree) perspective. An exploration of stars and constellations—and their associated mythologies—will greet you with age-old knowledge held by Indigenous people prior to European contact. Through Wilfred Buck’s creative, spiritual, and intelligent understanding of the stars, it will be easy to imagine yourself flying inside the Milky Way with Niska (the Goose) or chasing Mista Muskwa (the Great Bear), just like Tepakoop Pinesisuk (the Seven Birds). Above all, these stories can be passed on to the next generation, so they will know of the rich history, science practices, and culture of the Ininew people.

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This is a collection of short stories (approximately 25 pages long) with supporting artwork/illustrations. While not aimed at young readers in terms of reading level, this book would support educators in their teaching of Indigenous astronomy to younger audiences, especially since each short story would work well as a read aloud and includes useful illustrations/diagrams of the night sky.

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$9.95

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Spirit Bear et les enfants passent à l’histoire: Basé sur une histoire vraie
Content Territory: First Nations, Indigenous Canadian
Format: Paperback

Lorsque la mère de Spirit Bear lui explique cette importante cause en matière de droits de la personne qui se déroule à Ottawa en Ontario, il fait le LONG voyage (en train, son mode de transport favori) pour assister aux audiences et supporter les enfants des Premières Nations.

Et il n’est pas le seul ! De nombreux enfants viennent aussi pour écouter et démontrer leur appui. Spirit Bear sait que les enfants peuvent changer le monde parce qu’il est là pour le constater.
C’est l’histoire de la façon dont les enfants, des enfants comme vous, pouvez faire la différence...avec un peu d’aide d’autres oursons et d’autres animaux!

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Spirit Bear and Children Make History tells the story of a landmark human rights case for First Nations children at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. Nine years after the case was filed, the Tribunal ruled that the government of Canada was racially discriminating against 165,000 First Nations children by underfunding child welfare and failing to provide equitable public services. The book contributes to the Indigenization of curriculum by centering the agency, histories and realities of First Nations children and communities. The story supports an Indigenous pedagogical approach by encouraging critical and independent thought. In keeping with Indigenous pedagogy, Spirit Bear teaches readers about Indigenous worldviews and values not through direct instruction, but through the modelling of ethical and respectful behaviour and action.

Spirit Bear and Children Make History addresses a gap in reconciliation education. There are few Canadian books for children linking reconciliation with social justice. Meaningful reconciliation in Canada requires the active engagement of children and youth. It also requires a critical and social justice approach that links the residential school system to contemporary inequities and discrimination. Educating children and families about contemporary inequities creates a foundation for change and challenges the myth that colonialism is a thing of the past.

Spirit Bear and Children Make History was written to engage a younger audience in learning about the child welfare case, and to demonstrate and affirm the powerful role of young people in the reconciliation movement. Inspired by the voices of children, and in keeping with to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action, the story highlights the power of people of all ages and backgrounds to make a difference for First Nations children and families.

Recommended Grades: K-6

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54 pages | 8.25" x 8.25"

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$15.00

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Spirit Bear and Children Make History: Based on a True Story
Content Territory: First Nations, Indigenous Canadian
Format: Paperback
"Hello! My name is Sus Zul in the Carrier language. In English, people call me Spirit Bear. I am a proud member of the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council. I am on my way to Ottawa, Ontario, to witness a very important human rights case. Would you join me on this journey?"

When Spirit Bear's mom tells him about an important human rights case happening in Ottawa, Ontario, he makes the LONG trip (by train, his favourite way to travel) to go and watch, and to stand up for First Nations kids.

And he isn't the only one! Lots of children come too — to listen, and to show they care. Spirit Bear knows that children can change the world because he's there to see it happen.

This is the story of how kids — kids just like you — made a difference ... with a bit of help from some bears and other animals along the way!"

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Spirit Bear and Children Make History tells the story of a landmark human rights case for First Nations children at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. Nine years after the case was filed, the Tribunal ruled that the government of Canada was racially discriminating against 165,000 First Nations children by underfunding child welfare and failing to provide equitable public services. The book contributes to the Indigenization of curriculum by centering the agency, histories and realities of First Nations children and communities. The story supports an Indigenous pedagogical approach by encouraging critical and independent thought. In keeping with Indigenous pedagogy, Spirit Bear teaches readers about Indigenous worldviews and values not through direct instruction, but through the modelling of ethical and respectful behaviour and action.

Spirit Bear and Children Make History addresses a gap in reconciliation education. There are few Canadian books for children linking reconciliation with social justice. Meaningful reconciliation in Canada requires the active engagement of children and youth. It also requires a critical and social justice approach that links the residential school system to contemporary inequities and discrimination. Educating children and families about contemporary inequities creates a foundation for change and challenges the myth that colonialism is a thing of the past.

Spirit Bear and Children Make History was written to engage a younger audience in learning about the child welfare case, and to demonstrate and affirm the powerful role of young people in the reconciliation movement. Inspired by the voices of children, and in keeping with to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action, the story highlights the power of people of all ages and backgrounds to make a difference for First Nations children and families.

Recommended Grades: K-6

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54 pages | 8.25" x 8.25"

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$15.00

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Coyotes in the Crosswalk: Canadian Wildlife in the City
Author: Diane Swanson
Format: Paperback
There are coyotes in the crosswalk and frogs in the swimming pool...raccoons on the fire escape and garter snakes in the garage.

With all its many buildings, streets and parks, the city may be home to people, but it is also home to wildlife. Peregrine falcons raise their young on a Calgary high rise, red squirrels scold skaters from Ottawa snow banks, and in Montreal furry families of skunks move into vacant lots next door! All sorts of unique and wily wildlife have made themselves at home in the cracks and crannies of Canadian cities. Kids don't have to go to the zoo to see animals that used to roam free - they just have to recognize untamed city critters for what they are!

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Diane Swanson introduces kids to ten furred, feathered, or scaly urban residents, exploring their successful adaptation to the concrete jungle: how they move about, find food, communicate with each other, and make a home for themselves and their young.

Douglas Penhale's lively illustrations provide visual detail and delight for budding naturalists in the urban ecosystem.

Recommended ages: 8-12.

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72 pages | 10.25" x 10.25"
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$12.95

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Black and White: Visual Stimulation For Babies
Content Territory: Tsimshian
Format: Board Book
Born in British Columbia, Tsimshian artist and mother Morgan Asoyuf makes her publishing debut with Black and White: Visual Stimulation for Babies.

Using familial crests as her artistic inspiration, this book of high-contrast images is designed to stimulate brain growth and visual development in young babies.

Author Statement
The crest system of the Pacific Northwest is what gave rise to the Northwest Coast art form. Crests depict the deeper story of our Peoples' familial ranks and migratory paths.

Beyond my personal interest in historical art and the processes that create it, I also care deeply about the forwarding of traditional Tsm'syen art and culture.

When my baby was one month old I wanted her to be able to look at black and white images from her Tsimhsian culture. As babies develop sight, they can best see high contrast images and patterns. Exposing them to black and white artwork stimulates brain growth and visual devleopment.

I spent two months developing my drawings and testing them on her. Interestingly, she had clear favourites and would be more excited for certain images.

Northwest art has a healing and mesmerizing effect for all ages and I believe viewing it from a young age will create a varied cognitive development.

What a wonderful way to introduce children to a lifetime of reading!

-- Morgan Asoyuf, Tsimshian

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20 pages | 6.5" x 6.5"

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$10.95

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I am Dreaming of... Animals of the Native Northwest
Content Territory: Coast Salish
Format: Board Book
I am Dreaming Of... is authored by Coast Salish, Musqueam artist Melaney Gleeson-Lyall.

Over 10 Northwest Coast Indigenous Artists have come together in I am Dreaming of... to create a bedtime story that rhymes. Dream your way through the forest as you encounter animals of the Pacific Northwest all drawn in beautiful coastal First Nations styles.

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24 pages | 5.75" x 7.5"
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$10.95

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Black Bear, Red Fox - Colours in Cree
Author: Julie Flett
Content Territory: Cree
Format: Board Book
Black Bear, Red Fox - Colours in Cree is a dual-language board book authored and illustrated by Cree artist Julie Flett. Different animals and their colours are shown in English and then in Cree.

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22 pages | 7.75" x 7.25"



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$10.95

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Parfois je suis un renard
Author: Danielle Daniel
Content Territory: Anishinaabeg
Format: Paperback
Parfois je suis un renard
rusé et astucieux.
J'observe mon entourage.
Puis, en un clin d'œil, je disparais.


Dans cette introduction enjouée aux animaux totémiques de la tradition anishinaabée, douze enfants s'identifient à différentes créatures comme un renard, un chevreuil, un castor ou un orignal. Les illustrations douces et colorées représentent des enfants portant des masques d'animaux et sont accompagnées de courts textes poétiques.

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40 pages | 8.31" x 10.00"

Recommended for ages 4-7.

This book is also available in English.
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$11.99

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Deal with it before it gets under your skin: Racism
Format: Paperback
Few people would identify themselves as racist and yet we all hold attitudes and beliefs about cultures that are different from our own which affect the way we behave towards others.

Using realistic examples and sensitive language, Racism: Deal with it before it gets under your skin examines the sources of racial and cultural conflicts and the many forms -- both obvious and subtle -- that prejudice can take.

Whether they have experienced racial conflict as a member of a dominant or a minority group, this important book will help young people recognize and overcome barriers to peace, understanding, and acceptance.

Reviews
"Helpful, without being preachy, The Deal With It series is very timely. Recommended." — CM: Canadian Review of Materials

Educator Information
The Deal With It series helps adolescents cope with conflicts in everyday life and promote peaceful homes, schools, and communities.

Fry Reading Level: 7.0

Recommended Ages: 9+

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32 pages | 8.50" x 11.00" | colour illustrations
$12.95

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Over in the Arctic: Where the Cold Winds Blow
Author: Marianne Berkes
Format: Paperback
Teachers and parents, here is another favourite from Marianne, who has a special talent. The kids think it’s entertainment while teachers and parents think it’s a great lesson about the Arctic! This book combines singing, counting, and full-body action with terrific cut-paper illustrations that kids will want to imitate.

Over in the Arctic, the snow goose “honks” and the wolf “howls.” Children too will joyfully honk and howl while they count the baby animals and sing to the tune of “Over in the Meadow.” And they’ll hunt for hidden animals on each page. A big plus for educators are several pages of extension ideas for curriculum and art projects as well as resources on the web and elsewhere.

Reviews
"Modeled after the traditional song “Over in the Meadow,” this (for the most part) easily chanted rhyme introduces a variety of land and sea animals and birds found in the tundra. Standard number-recognition and counting concepts are augmented by additional ideas and vocabulary in the active text, which highlights the Arctic climate, animal habits and the proper names for the animals’ young. “Over in the Arctic / Where some creatures migrate, / Lived a mother snow goose / And her little goslings eight. / ‘Honk,’ said the mother. / ‘We honk,’ said the eight. / So they honked and flew south / Where some creatures migrate.” Graceful, stylish cut-paper collages in a mixture of bright colors and patterns create icy backgrounds for each scene. Well-conceived extension ideas for curriculum and art connections follow a “hidden animal” game and a “Fact or Fiction” explanation about the rhyme’s tundra environment. A value-added exploration of the Arctic for preschoolers and early elementary-age children." — Kirkus Reviews

Educator Information
Included are several pages of extension ideas for curriculum and art projects as well as resources on the web and elsewhere.

This book is part of the "Over in the..." series.

Recommended ages: 3-8

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32 pages | 10.00" x 9.00"
$11.95

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Over in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek
Author: Marianne Berkes
Format: Paperback
Jump like a squirrel, dunk like a raccoon, and . . . uh-oh . . . watch out for the skunk! Children learn the ways of forest animals to the rhythm of "Over in the Meadow" in this delightful introduction to the woodland habitat. They will also count the babies and search for hidden animals. And when they see how each illustration is made from cut paper, they may be inspired to try cut-paper art, too.

Once again, Marianne Berkes makes learning fun. Kids will hide, graze, and pounce as they imitate and count the animals. Plus Marianne provides tons of ideas for activities and curriculum extensions about forest animals, literature, and writing. Teachers and parents, as well as kids, are the winners here.

Reviews
"This story follows the rhythm and rhyme scheme of “Over in the Meadow” as mothers teach their babies life skills. “Over in the forest/where the clean waters run/Lived a busy mother beaver/and her little kit one./’Build,’ said the mother/’I build,’ said the one./So they helped build a lodge/where the clean waters run.” All 10 babies are called by their names: “fawns,” “joeys,” “hatchlings,” “poults,” and “chicks,” which is educational (although several young animals are called “kits”). Beautiful cut-paper collages, embellished with pencil, pastels, and ink, are filled with soothing, woodsy colors and many textures. This book would be a great read-aloud, followed with a call-and-response song-the music is provided at the end. Questions about what is fact and what is fictionalized (e.g., the numbers of babies) in the story, information about the animals, and tips and activities from the author and the illustrator are appended. With its many curricular extensions and wonderful springboard to art classes, this book is a terrific addition to most collections." — School Library Journal

Educator Information
In this book, the author provides tons of ideas for activities and curriculum extensions about forest animals, literature, and writing.

This book is part of the "Over in the..." series.

Recommended ages: 3-8

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32 pages | 10.00" x 9.00"

$11.95

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What's My Superpower?
Author: Aviaq Johnston
Content Territory: Inuit
Format: Hardcover
Nalvana feels like all of her friends have some type of superpower. She has friends with super speed (who always beat her in races), friends with super strength (who can dangle from the monkey bars for hours), and friends who are better than her at a million other things.

Nalvana thinks she must be the only kid in town without a superpower.

But then her mom shows Nalvana that she is unique and special—and that her superpower was right in front of her all along.

Awards
- 2017 Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids and Teens

Reviews
“. . . [W]ell-written, [and] heart-warming . . .” — Quill & Quire

“Nalvana is a bundle of creativity, spunk, and determination—readers will be happy to know her.” — Kirkus

“. . . [A] very sweet story that encourages children to rethink how they evaluate success . . .” — The Book Wars

“. . . Nalvana’s superpower is not one of the athletic or other overt skills that are normally so admired in our current society . . ., Aviaq Johnston has made her story one of inclusivity, not exclusivity.” — CanLit for Little Canadians

“. . . [A] book kids will clamor to read, even as they learn terms like ‘anaana’, ‘inuksuk’, and ‘panik’. That’s its superpower.” — School Library Journal

Educator Information
An Inuktitut Glossary consisting of four words is included at the back of the book.

Recommended ages: 3-5

This book has been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. Its F&P level is L.

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36 pages | 8.75" x 8.75"
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$16.95

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A Caribou Alphabet
Author: Mary Beth Owens
Format: Paperback
A fun and lyrical celebration of the caribou.

Once common in the northern United States, caribou are more closely identified with the Canadian arctic – and with Lapland, where their domesticated relatives, reindeer, are essential to the lives of the indigenous people. Through art and rhyme, this book celebrates the strength and beauty of one of nature's great survivors.

Reviews
“..an unusually attractive and, ultimately, informative book, certain to engage young readers and instill in them a feeling of respect for these lovely creatures and their environment” -Marcia Hupp, From School Library Journal

Educator Information
Nature and letters come together in this enchanting classic about the mighty caribou, one of the great symbols of the arctic wilderness. It's a counting book too--follow the number of hoof prints through the letters of the alphabet.

Also included are a compendium of caribou facts and a new afterword about caribou in the twenty-first century. Journey into the magical world of the caribou, North America's own reindeer.

Both an alphabet book and a child's nature book.

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32 pages | 9.00" x 10.00"
$11.95

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Photosynthesis: Changing Sunlight Into Food
Author: Bobbie Kalman
Format: Paperback
Photosynthesis is the basis for all life on Earth! This exciting and sensitive book looks at how plants use a gas that is poisonous to people and animals to create food and oxygen for all creatures with the help of the Sun. Children will be amazed by the little chloroplast factories inside the leaves of plants and become aware of how important plants really are! Children of all ages will love this book!

Topics include:
a) the basic parts of plants, including roots, stems, and leaves and their jobs
b) the ways in which plants have adapted to perform photosynthesis in deserts
c) ocean photosynthesis
d) how energy from plants is passed along food chains

Educator Information
Recommended ages: 7-10

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32 pages | 8.42" x 9.50"
$9.95

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Dam Builders: The Natural History of Beavers and their Ponds
Author: Michael Runtz
Format: Paperback
Few animals in the world are as famous or as infamous as the beaver, and none save our species has the ability to so dramatically transform its environment.

Beavers are remarkable animals. They have teeth that self-sharpen and never stop growing, and a heart that slows down and valves that close in their ears and noses when they dive. Their tail is the most multi-purpose of any animal on this planet; in addition to communication its many functions include serving as an air conditioner in summer and a food pantry in winter.

From mighty moose that glean sodium from aquatic plants to swallows that live in drowned trees and tiny butterflies that nectar in meadows where a pond once stood, myriad organisms benefit from the actions of beavers.

This book is a comprehensive overview of the lives of beavers and the habitats that arise from their actions. It is a visual extravaganza: approximately 400 photographs provide intimate insights into the lives of beavers and the inhabitants of their ponds and related habitats. Many new observations and rarely seen moments - such as beavers fighting - are documented in it.

Awards
Finalist for the 2015 Lane Anderson Award for the Best in Canadian Science Writing - Adult category

Reviews
"This book is a comprehensive overview of the lives of beavers and the habitats that arise from their actions. It is a visual extravaganza: approximately 400 photographs provide intimate insights into the lives of beavers and the inhabitants of their ponds and related habitats. Many new observations and rarely seen moments — such as beavers fighting — are documented in it. — Canada's History Magazine

"With stunning photographs throughout, this extraordinary book may seem more suited for the coffee table than an academic bookshelf. But the photographs do more than simply illustrate the text—they tell the story of beavers visually and powerfully, bearing witness to engineering marvels that result in complex ecosystems that benefit both beavers and other species. The accompanying text, admittedly sparse relative to the photographs, is just as important and earns the book respect as an academic resource. Runtz acknowledges that he is a naturalist, not a research biologist. But his bias as a naturalist who admires the beaver for its ecological role and skill for altering the landscape does not lessen the volume's value, which is a "blend of gleanings from ... scientific literature" and Runtz's personal observations. The familiar tone of the prose draws readers into beavers' watery world. Dozens of other species—birds, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, mammals, flora—are considered as co-inhabitants of beaver constructed ecosystems, and the author examines beavers' impact on the human built world. Highly recommended" — Choice Magazine

Educator Information
This image-heavy book (approximately 400 photographs) has sparse but informative text and is geared towards adults. However, the wide range of photographs and information on beavers could be useful for classroom studies of beavers.

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330 pages | 10.50" x 10.50"
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$45.00

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Sea Otter Inlet
Author: Celia Godkin
Format: Paperback
Award-winning author/illustrator Celia Godkin explores the world of the sea otter and its integral relationship to the kelp forest in this beautiful information picture book.

Starting with a single act of human intervention, the consequences of an imbalanced ecosystem are described, step-by-step. Godkin's text never preaches as she goes beyond an environmental disaster to show what happens when nature is left to heal itself.

Coupled with her warm and accessible illustrations, Sea Otter Inlet is both a lesson in ecology and an inspiring story of survival.

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32 pages | 8.50" x 11.00"

Recommended ages: 5-8
$9.95

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The Secret Bay
Author: Kimberly Ridley
Format: Hardcover
Estuaries form where river meets sea and fresh water mixes with salt. Teeming with life, these places of salt marshes, mudflats, and tidal backwaters serve as nursery areas for oceangoing fish, migratory stopovers for shorebirds, and homes for an amazing diversity of snails, bivalves, fish, mammals, horseshoe crabs, fiddler and blue crabs, terrapin turtles, plankton, and many others, all of whom we meet in the pages of this delightful book.

Narrated in the poetic voice of the estuary itself, and accompanied by natural-history sidebars about estuary plants, animals, and cycles, The Secret Bay is a topnotch nature book.

Educator Information
A stand-alone book and a stunning companion volume to Ridley and Raye’s award-winning The Secret Pool. Ridley deftly augments the estuary’s lyrical narrative voice with sidebars about the plants, animals, and natural processes of an estuary. Raye’s gorgeous watercolors reveal new features and hidden treats with each reading. Back matter includes The Estuary Food Web, Great Escapes (how estuary animals avoid predators), and an author’s note about the challenges facing estuaries.

A perfect book for the budding naturalist and for his or her parents and teachers.

Recommended ages: 8-12

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40 pages | 9.25" x 10.25"
$23.95

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About Habitats: Seashores
Author: Cathryn Sill
Format: Hardcover
This beginner’s guide explores the major attributes of Seashores and showcases their remarkable diversity using examples from around the globe.

In this addition to the About Habitats series, award-winning author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children about seashores and what kinds of animals and plants live there. John Sill’s detailed, full-color illustrations reflect the wide variety of seashore topography.

A glossary and afterword provide further fascinating details about seashores to inspire readers to learn more.

Awards
- Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 —National Science Teachers Association, Children’s Book Council, 2018 (US)

Reviews
“Another excellent edition… The beautifully designed layout and succinct text combine with the back matter to offer very accessible nonfiction reading for the very young as well as early grade students.” —Kirkus Reviews

“With reliable information and attractive illustrations, this volume is a useful addition to a series celebrating its tenth year.” —Booklist

“Useful for introductory units on marine and earth science.” —School Library Journal

Educator Information
With simple text and language, and strong picture support (paintings), this non-fiction narrative teaches children what seashores are and what kinds of animals and plants live there.

Recommended ages: 3-7

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48 pages | 10.25" x 8.75"

This book is a part of the About Habitats series, which introduces children to specific habitats and their living and nonliving components.

$22.95

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About Habitats: Polar Regions
Author: Cathryn Sill
Format: Hardcover
This beginner’s guide explores the major attributes of the Arctic and Antarctic biomes and showcases their striking beauty and remarkable diversity using examples from around the globe.

In this addition to the About Habitats series, award-winning author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what the Polar Regions are and what kinds of animals and plants live there. John Sill’s detailed, full-color illustrations show how various species of animals and plants have adapted to life in these habitats.

A glossary and afterword provide further fascinating details about Polar Regions to inspire readers to learn more.

Awards
- Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 ―National Science Teachers Association, Children’s Book Council, 2016 (US)
- NSTA Recommends – National Science Teachers Association, 2015 US)

Reviews
“A solid read-aloud to introduce young children to this area of the world.” ―School Library Journal

“Given the demand for informational picture books on Arctic and Antarctic regions and their wildlife, libraries will find this a particularly useful addition to the Sills’ handsome About Habitat series.” ―Booklist Online

“Easily accessible…” ― Horn Book Guide

Educator Information
With simple text and language, and strong picture support (paintings), this non-fiction narrative teaches children what polar regions are and what kinds of animals and plants live there.

Recommended ages: 3-7

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48 pages | 10.25" x 8.75"

This book is a part of the About Habitats series, which introduces children to specific habitats and their living and nonliving components.
$22.95

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